Category: Proxy Voting

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Before the general meeting of an organization or a mutual fund, shareholders receive a package in the mail that contains a number of documents: financial reports, investment data as well as documents that announce critical issues ─ for example, proposals for changes to an organization’s share structure or their mergers and acquisitions. Unit holders or […]
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What Is a Proxy? A proxy refers to an agent who has the legal permission to act and carry out decisions on your behalf. A proxy agent also makes it possible for you to vote at the annual shareholder meeting even when you aren’t present. What Is Voting by Proxy? If you’re a shareholder and […]
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Regular shareholder meetings are an important part of investing in a company. Based on the company’s performance, investors can gauge how much to invest in the future. If shareholders are unable to attend the meeting, they should educate themselves properly by reading the proxy statement before voting on proposals. A stock transfer agent can guide […]
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In a new rule effective January 1, 2010, the SEC has eliminated discretionary voting on directors by brokers. In the past, this rule allowed brokers to vote proxies on behalf of beneficial shareholders for uncontested directors for publicly held companies, as long as the beneficial shareholder had received the proxy materials with plenty of time […]
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Shareholders, by virtue of their ownership interest in a corporation, are usually entitled to one vote per share in corporate elections or certain other policy decisions. This is true for the approval or disapproval of pension plans, additional stock authorizations, and mergers. If the shareholders can attend the annual meeting or special meetings called from […]